NFL Power Rankings, Week 10: Eagles upgrade at receiver during bye week

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15. Green Bay Packers

Normally, a team like the Green Bay Packers doesn’t deserve to receive the benefit of the doubt for being this high on the list when being below .500, but when looking at their previous two games, the team deserves some slack. It was one thing to suffer that tough loss during Week 8 on the road to the Los Angeles Rams since they’re a top contender in the NFC for a reason, but seeing how they had to play the defending AFC champions in the New England Patriots a week later just seems unfair.

There were a few times during the contest in which Green Bay looked like they were going to figure out a way to earn the tough win in New England, but unfortunately a few key mistakes prevented this from happening. All of a sudden, the Packers enter Week 10 with a record below .500 at 3-4-1, and Rodgers better be ready to help this team put together a serious run if they’re going to have any chance at making a push for a playoff spot.

Knowing Rodgers, there’s a good chance this will be the case for Green Bay since the future Hall of Famer has been in this position on plenty of occasions. However, the best thing the Packers can do following this tough road loss to the Patriots is focus on one game at a time, beginning next Sunday when they host the Miami Dolphins.